City of London, financial, banking

26 March, 2020

FRC warns firms to be candid about prospects of corporate failure

The UK’s financial reporting regulator expects more companies to report “material uncertainties” about their future prospects in the coming reporting season and warned companies to be clear abou...
AGMs

18 March, 2020

Regulators offer guidance on AGMs amid Covid-19 pandemic

The Covid-19 pandemic is forcing companies to rethink arrangements for their annual general meetings (AGMs) as UK residents come to terms with advice to avoid “mass gatherings”. A partnership o...
City of London

10 March, 2020

FRC chief indicates support for a UK version of Sarbanes-Oxley

The UK’s leading corporate governance regulator has raised the prospect of new US-style laws that would force finance directors and chief executives to personally attest to the veracity of their int...
sustainability reporting, ESG, CSR

6 March, 2020

Investment Association calls for better climate risk reporting

More pressure is on the way for companies over climate risk reporting. The Investment Association (IA), a professional bo...
UK climate reporting, ice cap

21 February, 2020

UK watchdog to review companies’ climate reporting

Like it or not, the climate-risk reporting of UK companies is about to come under close scrutiny. This week the UK’s corporate reporting watchdog, the
Coronavirus risk

18 February, 2020

FRC issues advice on coronavirus risk disclosures

Concern about the impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) on business has reached such an extent that regulators have revealed companies will have to consider whether it is a disclosable risk, while there is...
Auditor reading documents

23 January, 2020

New UK regulator should be freed to focus on audit

This will be an important year for the Financial Reporting Council as it continues
people, crowd, workers, employees

20 January, 2020

Workforce disclosures ‘are not providing the data investors want’

UK companies are failing to provide investors with adequate information about their employees, despite demands from regulation and corporate governance that workforce disclosures should be a central p...
boardroom, board executives

9 January, 2020

FRC governance report calls for ‘greater focus’ on culture and strategy

UK companies are struggling with defining their purpose and “greater focus” is required on sustainability, stakeholder engagement, diversity and the importance of corporate culture, according to a...
Extinction Rebellion, climate change

23 December, 2019

2019: The year in governance

It’s that time we when we look back on 2019 and try to make sense of it all, impose some meaning and shape on the issues as they unfolded throughout the past 12 months. One thing we won’t do, h...